Poems for Gardeners
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Poems for Gardeners by Dr. Germaine Greer
Book DescriptionMarianne Moore said that the poet's job was to depict "imaginary gardens with real toads in them". In truth, gardens are always imaginary because they are always the garden that you are aiming for rather than the garden you have, but the toads are real and immediate.' So says Germaine Greer in this wonderful anthology. A collection of poems culled from all periods, ranging from Roman to Mediaeval poetry, and including the best known paean, Marvell's 'The Garden', Tennyson's comic 'Amphion', and Donne's meditations on individual flowers, herbs and trees, this is a book of beautiful texts and intriguing information that can be read along with the seed catalogues in the dead of winter, or in the gaps between tasks on a busy day in spring, or between snoozes in the hammock in the deep midsummer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844080090
(194mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Germaine Greer
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A memoir of a love affair with the forest and her native Australia, "White Beech "is Germaine Greer's most personal book yet.
Getting of Wisdom, Paperback (August 2012)
The classic Australian novel of school days, a compelling and frank account of a young girl's coming of age.
Sonnets, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Dr. Germaine Greer
Shakespeare's sonnets are lyrical, haunting, beautiful and often breath-taking, representing one of the finest bodies of poetry ever penned. They demonstrate the writer's skill in capturing the full range of human emotions within a carefully prescribed form and creating something unique in every one.
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Author Biography - Dr. Germaine Greer
Dr Germaine Greer first came to international attention thirty years ago with the publication of The Female Eunuch. She is Professor of English at Warwick University and a respected columnist and cultural commentator. She lives in Essex where she is a passionate gardener.
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